How to save emails recovered by Email Recovery for Thunderbird?
This article explains how and where to save restored emails and how to use
Email Recovery for Thunderbird for mass renaming of message files when
How to save emails recovered by Email Recovery for Thunderbird.
Emails restored by Email Recovery for Thunderbird must be saved on a hard disk or an external
storage device. First, you need to select necessary messages from the list of the found emails.
If the list is very large, you can use the email filter (Filter Messages button). Next, push the
button Save Recovered Emails on the toolbar to open a dialog box and select a directory where you
want to save the emails. To complete the process of email saving, press the Save button.
We would strongly recommend avoiding saving emails on the damaged hard drive, i.e. the
very same drive from which the emails have been recovered. Even more so, if the restored
emails were previously lost due a Thunderbird crash. In this case email files cannot be
stored on the HDD, because the damaged hard drive might have been the reason of the crash.
For this reason it is advisable to save them on a flash drive. For better security, you can
backup the emails with the help of a portable version of Mozilla Thunderbird installed on
your flash storage.
How to mass rename email files when saving emails on a disk.
Email Recovery for Thunderbird has been designed to save each email message as a separate eml
file. The eml file format is standard for email files, allowing them to be easily imported to any
mail client, including Thunderbird. By default, eml files will be named using a counter in their
names: msg00001.eml, msg00002.eml. However, the filenames can be automatically changed during the
process of saving emails using the option of mass rename.
Mass rename option can be found in the email saving dialogue box under Select Output Folder.
To enable the mass rename module, you will need to check Rename *.eml files and select a
renaming mask from the drop-down list. As alternative filenames for recovered emails, you can
use the name or email address of the sender or the recipient, the subject or the date of the
message (in a desirable format). For example, when recovering lost emails from the Inbox, it
can be convenient to sort the messages according to the email address or the name of the sender.